troubleshooting Question

LOGON & SYNCH SLOWS TO SERVER 2003

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I AM CURRENTLY BY DEFAULT THE SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR OF A DOMAIN THAT USES 2X SERVERS LOADED WITH WINDOWS SERVER 2003 AND ABOUT 150 WORKSTATION COMPUTERS THAT LOGON TO A DOMAIN. ALL WORKSTATION COMPUTERS ARE LOADED WITH WINDOWS XP PROFESSIONAL AND SERVICE PACK 2. SOME OF THE WORKSTATIONS ARE ACCESSED BY THE SERVERS VIA A CISCO FIREWALL AND MANAGED SWITCH AND THE REST ARE DIRECTLY LINKED UP TO THE SERVERS VIA UNMANAGED SWITCHES. THE PROBLEMS BELOW APPLY TO ALL COMPUTERS WHETHER BEHIND THE FIREWALL OR NOT.

I WILL GIVE A FEW DATAILS ABOUT MY SETUP AND THEN THE SPECIFICS OF THE PROBLEM:
THE FIRST SERVER IS A STATIC IP  OF XX.XX.XX.33. THIS MACHINE IS THE DNS SERVER OF THE NETWORK. IT DIDNT HAVE A DNS ASSIGNED ITESELF BUT AFTER READING OTHER POSTS ON THIS SITE I SET IT UP IN THE TCP/IP SETTINGS TO LOOK TO ITSELF AS THE DNS WHICH SEEMED TO HELP A LITTLE BIT (I ALSO HAVE NO IDEA WHERE TO FIND THE DNS ON THE SERVER TO LOOK AT IT AND MAKE SURE TIS CORRECT). THE OTHER SERVER IS NEWER AND HANDLES ALL OF THE SQL QUERIES ALSO WITH A STATIC IP OF XX.XX.XX.161 AND POINTS TO THE .33 MACHINE AS A DNS. NOTE - THESE COMPUTERS ARE NOT FOR USE IN ACCESSING THE INTERNET - THEY RUN A DATABASE THAT IS NOT CONNECTED TO AN ISP AND IS PURELY FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY.

ALL DOMAIN WORKSTATIONS ARE SET-UP WITH THEIR OWN STATIC IP ON THE SAME RANGE. THE DNS FOR ALL WORKSTATIONS IS THE .33 MACHINE. THEY ARE NOT SET-UP WITH A SECONDARY DNS

I AM HAVING TROUBLE WITH LOGON / LOGOFF SLOWS. NOTHING DRASTIC LIKE 20 MINUTES BUT SOMETIMES 2-3 MINUTES AND SOMETIMES LONGER. THIS IS SOMETHING MY BOSS IS REALLY PUSHING ME TO GET RESOLVED SO THAT IT IS INSTANT OR AS CLOSE TO AS POSSIBLE.

WHEN LOGGING IN I CANT REALLY SEE WHAT THE ISSUE IS EXCEPT THAT APPLYING PERSONAL SETTINGS ET AL CAN CAN ABOUT 3 MINUTES. WHEN LOGGING OFF THE PROCESS IS MINIMUM 3 -4 MINUTES AND CAN BE MUCH LONGER. WHILE DOING THIS THE COMPUTER IS A) TRYING TO SYNCH DOCUMENTS WITH THE .33 SERVER AND B) TRYING TO SYNCH PROGRAMS WITH THE .161 SERVER. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I DONT PARTICULARLY WANT IT TO DO (SYNCH AT LOGOFF & LOGON). PREFERABLY THERE MUST BE SOME WAY TO MAKE THE XP WORKSTATIONS SYNCH PERIODICALLY WHILE THE USER IS LOGGED IN OR SYNCH THE FILES THAT WERE SPECIFICALLY USED ONLY.

ALSO, WHEN LOGGING OFF IT SAYS THAT IT IS RUNNING LOGOFF SCRIPTS. I DONT KNOW WHAT THOSE ARE OR HOW TO CONTROL WHAT IT IS DOING AS THIS POINT. BUT IT SEEMS ADDED INAPPLICABLE AS WINDOWS 2000 WORKSTATIONS DONT DO THIS.

WHEN LOGGING ON AND OFF WITH A WINDOWS 2000 COMPUTER (I HAVE ONE ONLY) THERE IS NO LAG IN THE LOG ON AND THE LOG OFF. IT IS PRETTY ISNTANT WITH NO LOGON/OFF SCRIPTS BEING RUN AND NO FILE/PGM SYNCH OCCURRING WHICH IS FAR PREFERABLE AND WHAT I AM TRYING TO ACHIEVE FOR THE XP DOMAIN WORKSTATIONS.

PLEASE HELP!
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